FOOTBALL: Varsity Boys

MPS 2018-19 Varsity Boys Football Team
PIAA-DISTRICT 10 CLASS AAA REGION 3 | 2017-18 RECORD: 10-1
Laker spirit abounds as football season arrives each September. Our home games are played in the beautiful Mercyhurst University Football Stadium following tailgate picnics on our adjoining MPS campus. For the past 25 years, MPS Laker football teams have advanced to the District 10 playoffs, experienced undefeated seasons, were regional champs multiple times and ultimately captured the District 10 title. This sport, which offers teams at both the JV & Varsity level, gives our student-athletes the chance to play right away, and as a perennial playoff team, a chance to WIN. Coach Jeff Root and his dedicated staff invite you to take your place as a Laker in our successful tradition of MPS football.

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Schedule & Results

Date Time Venue Opponent Results
Saturday
Aug. 18
11:00 a.m. @ McDowell High School McDowell High School  
Friday
Aug. 24
7:00 p.m. @ Meadville High School Meadville High School  
Friday
Aug. 31
7:00 p.m. @ Corry Area Middle/High School Corry Area Middle/High School  
Friday
Sep. 07
7:00 p.m. Hickory High School Vet Stadium  
Thursday
Sep. 13
7:30 p.m. Titusville High School Vet Stadium  
Friday
Sep. 21
7:00 p.m. @ Harborcreek High School Harborcreek High School  
Friday
Sep. 28
7:00 p.m. Fairview High School Vet Stadium  
Friday
Oct. 05
7:30 p.m. Union City Area High School Mercyhurst University
Friday
Oct. 12
7:30 p.m. Girard High School Mercyhurst University
Friday
Oct. 19
7:00 p.m. @ North East High School North East High School  

Varsity and Junior Varsity Roster

# Name Height Weight Offense / Defense Grade
1 C.J. Liegl 6’3’ 225 TE / LB 10
2 Jesse Luketa 6’3” 230 Z / LB 12
4 Matthew Luce 6’ 155 QB / LB 9
5 Khalil Barnes 6’1” 180 TB / S 11
6 Niall Sweeney 5’9” 155 K 12
8 Dezmar Polk 6’ 195 FB / LB 11
9 Steve Smith 5’11” 175 RB / DB 9
10 Trevor Luce 6’1” 175 QB / LB 11
11 Mike Bobak 5’11” 190 K 12
12 Mike Krafty 5’10” 175 QB / LB 11
13 Jacob Brooks 6’3” 205 QB / S 12
14 Jace Barnett 5’10 140 WR / DB 9
15 Ryan Krafty 6’ 190 WR / S 12
20 Gawaine Zhang 5’8” 150 Z / LB 11
21 Andrew Montefiori 5’11” 175 WR / DB 11
22 Hunter Farrell 5’9” 165 RB / LB 9
24 Tyrese Tate 5’11” 190 Z / LB 11
25 John Boland 5’6” 110 WR / DB 9
26 Iyan Baker 6’ 160 WR / S 10
27 Nate Helsley 6’3” 170 WR / DB 10
28 Zack Helsley 6’ 180 TB / LB 11
32 Jacob Hanks 5’10” 185 FB / LB 10
33 Tim Wyer 5’10” 155 WR / S 11
34 Damon Wilcott 5’9” 190 FB / LB 12
36 Jason Lawrence 6’ 220 FB / LB 11
38 Daniel Veksler 6’ 180 WR / LB 12
40 Chris Mottillo 6’5” 245 TE / DE 12
45 Ben Guild 6’1” 180 Z / LB 11
50 Justin Gec 6’1” 230 G / LB 10
51 Zach Bratton 5’10” 240 C / NG 11
52 Derek Loringer 6’1” 235 C / DE 11
55 Mike Allain 6’4” 265 T / DE 12
57 Dylan Schley 6’4” 295 T / DE 10
58 Simon Pak 5’11” 180 G / DE 10
59 Yi Xu 6’ 220 G / DE 11
61 Thomas Yao 6’ 190 G / DE 10
64 Mason Presler 5’11” 220 T / NG 10
65 Gabe Estrada 5’11” 180 G / DE 10
66 Jon Reddinger 6’1” 225 G / NG 12
70 Jarod Wallwork 5’11” 185 G / LB 9
72 David Kaliszewski 5’10” 175 G / NG 9
73 Neil Min 6’2” 215 T / DE 12
75 Kaden Bluey 6’2” 220 T / DE 9
77 Jacob Woodring 5’11”’ 252 G / NG 12
78 Nick Spaulding 6’1” 210 T / DE 10
79 Isaiah Johnson 6’3” 325 G / NG 11
80 Nick Byerly 6’3” 210 WR / LB 11
81 Anthony Altadonna 5’7” 130 WR / LB 9
82 Casey Crossman 5’8’ 135 WR / DB 9
85 Conor Fitzgerald 5’9” 140 WR / DB 9
88 Andy Doutt 5’8” 165 WR / DB 11
90 Logan Burge 6’ 185 TE / LB 10
92 Josh Bowser 6’1” 225 TE / DE 10

Coach(es)

Mr. Jeff RootHead Coach
Mr. Rich KraftyAssistant Coach
Mr. Jeff GuildAssistant Coach
Mr. Greg LuceAssistant Coach
Mr. Scott GorringAssistant Coach
Mr Dan DiTullioAssistant Coach
Mr. Scott MonetaAssistant Coach
Mr Dan LoringerAssistant Coach